Home  |  Fashion & Apparel  |  Jewelry & Watches  |  Textile  |  Shopping
 
Home > Textile

Textile

Noble Biomaterials XT2 gains Bluesign approval
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:21:00 GMT


Noble Biomaterials, maker of the X-Static silver-based antimicrobial fibre technology, has received Bluesign approval for its XT2 anti-odour protection.
Read the full article...


Xcel Brands debuts new inventory management model
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:22:00 GMT


Brand development company Xcel Brands has agreed a strategic partnership with Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor, which will allow the retailers to manage dynamic assortments of inventory in response to customer demands.
Read the full article...


Uniqlo sales bounce back in August
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:34:00 GMT


Casual clothing brand Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores grow in August, bouncing back after two consecutive months of declines.
Read the full article...


Van de Velde in H1 profit hike
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:47:00 GMT


Belgian underwear group Van de Velde saw its first-half profit increase more than fourfold, thanks to higher turnover and stronger comparisons with last year.
Read the full article...


US groups collaborate on responsible cotton sourcing
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:51:00 GMT


The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) are set to join forces to promote responsible cotton sourcing.
Read the full article...


US Q2 in brief: G-III Apparel, Shoe Carnival, J Crew, Aeropostale
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:29:00 GMT


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. G-III Apparel Group raised its full-year earnings outlook after more than doubling its earnings and Shoe Carnival booked an 84.6% jump in profit. J Crew moved to a loss in its latest quarter, while Bebe Stores improved its net loss and announced a licensing deal for China, and Aeropostale booked a net loss for the eleventh straight quarter. 
Read the full article...


THE FLANARANT: Chaos in the world's trade agreements
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:34:00 GMT


The world garment trade was transformed in August, writes Mike Flanagan, with the biggest casualty likely to be India's plans to increase textile and clothing exports by 20% a year and create an extra 35m jobs by 2024.
Read the full article...


Supply chain improvements to save Billabong $30m
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:33:00 GMT


Australian surfwear company Billabong says it is "making good progress" in its turnaround efforts after posting its first full year profit since 2011 - and has now set its sights on yet more savings from supply chain improvements.
Read the full article...


Asos founder and CEO Robertson steps down
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:51:00 GMT


Nick Robertson, founder and CEO of online fashion retailer Asos, has stepped down after 15 years.
Read the full article...


Preparation key to protect brands under Modern Slavery Act
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:04:00 GMT


Brands must establish practices to identify, audit and monitor their supplier base, including subcontractors, if they are to flourish under the British Modern Slavery Act.
Read the full article...


US Q2 in brief: Shoe Carnival, J Crew, Aeropostale, Bebe
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:29:00 GMT


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. shoe Carnival booked an 84.6% jump in profit, J Crew moved to a loss in its latest quarter, while Bebe Stores improved its net loss and announced a licensing deal for China. Aeropostale booked a net loss for the eleventh straight quarter, and Destination XL delivered what it said was an "outstanding" quarter. 
Read the full article...


Better Cotton Initiative names McClay CEO
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:49:00 GMT


The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has appointed Alan McClay as its new CEO to lead the group during its next phase of growth.
Read the full article...


ITC narrows denim laser abrasion patent probe
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:54:00 GMT


The US International Trade Commission has narrowed the scope of its ongoing patent infringement investigation of certain laser abraded denim garments by removing five respondents.
Read the full article...


Myer to raise AUD221m for turnaround as FY profit plummets
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:28:00 GMT


Ailing Australian department store retailer Myer Holdings has revealed plans to raise AUD221m (US$155.7m) to fund a new turnaround plan, after seeing its full-year profit plummet.
Read the full article...


Garment worker rights radio show to launch in Bangladesh
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:22:00 GMT


A radio show will launch this week to help Bangladeshi workers, including those in the ready-made garment industry, better understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
Read the full article...


Visual 2000 integrates real time shop floor analytics
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:57:00 GMT


Visual 2000 International has expanded its End2End apparel software suite to include employee time tracking and real time shop floor monitoring - with the new functionality added via a strategic partnership with Georgia based technology firm Shopfloor Support.
Read the full article...


FineLine acquires Source ID in Canadian ticketing deal
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:41:00 GMT


Worldwide ticketing business FineLine Technologies has acquired Montreal-based Source ID, the provider of product identification systems and service bureau solutions to Canadian retailers and brands.
Read the full article...


Gore to invest $15m in durable water repellent research
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:58:00 GMT


Gore-Tex maker WL Gore & Associates is to invest more than US$15m over the next five years to explore alternative durable water repellent (DWR) treatments.
Read the full article...


PVH "well-positioned" in China despite headwinds
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:26:00 GMT


PVH Corp says it is "very well-positioned" in China and has not suffered as a result of the recent yuan devaluation, but will be "more conservative" with its Calvin Klein business in the country heading into 2016.
Read the full article...


EU textile and clothing buyers should brace for higher prices
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:04:00 GMT


The average price of EU textile and clothing imports jumped by 14.2% during the first four months of 2015 - and is set to continue to rise in 2015 and 2016, new research suggests.
Read the full article...


Myanmar approves first minimum wage
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:52:00 GMT


Myanmar has approved the country's first minimum wage for garment workers of MMK3,600 (US$3.2) per day, setting it at the level first proposed two months ago.
Read the full article...


H&M scaling up living wage effort to key suppliers
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:08:00 GMT


Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) is scaling up its fair living wage efforts with plans to add all of its strategic suppliers by 2018 - and is updating its purchasing practices to support those suppliers.
Read the full article...


Fast Retailing and Accenture launch digital JV
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:43:00 GMT


Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has launched a new company aimed at advancing digital innovation as part of a joint-venture project with global management consultants Accenture Japan Ltd.
Read the full article...


The stock-out paradox persists despite data overload
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:31:00 GMT


Despite living in the 'golden age of data,' with retailers having access to unprecedented levels of information on shopping behaviour and trends, their planning and prediction efforts are still failing to meet consumer demand, a new survey suggests. And the problem seems to be most acute in fashion and footwear.
Read the full article...


Perry Ellis takes control of some licenses in Canada
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:58:00 GMT


US apparel business Perry Ellis International has assumed control of its men's bottom's and accessories businesses in Canada.
Read the full article...


Nicaragua apparel and footwear firms to double in size
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:55:00 GMT


Nicaragua's top textile and footwear manufacturers plan to double their size in three years as the Central American nation rushes to meet rising demand from US apparel brands, industry executives have told just-style.
Read the full article...


UK consumer confidence maintains momentum
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:50:00 GMT


Confidence among UK consumers rose in August, helped by house price inflation, improving employment prospects, and lower day-to-day living costs and interest rates.
Read the full article...


Etam Group reveals mixed first-half
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:35:00 GMT


Women's wear, lingerie and accessories retailer Etam Group has booked a mixed first-half as sales climbed but earnings and gross margin declined on increased European markdowns.
Read the full article...


Jimmy Choo reveals "pleasing" H1 as challenges loom
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:56:00 GMT


British luxury brand Jimmy Choo has booked a "pleasing" first-half performance with double-digit retail sales growth and higher earnings.
Read the full article...


Hermès maintains sales guidance as H1 profit climbs
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:11:00 GMT


French luxury goods group Hermès is maintaining its sales guidance but has lowered its full-year operating profit outlook on the back of negative currency fluctuations.
Read the full article...


Top stories this week on just-style...
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:20:00 GMT


The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential impact of China's currency devaluation on garment imports and exports, whether Vietnam has the skills and capacity to cope with its impending trade deals, and an interview with Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of GT Nexus on apparel industry disruptors.
Read the full article...


New fabric protection with battlefield beginnings
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:49:00 GMT


A fabric protection treatment developed to meet a challenge set by the US Army for a "self-cleaning" uniform" has now gone into production.
Read the full article...


US Q2 in brief: J Crew, Aeropostale, Bebe, Destination XL
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:29:00 GMT


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. J Crew moved to a loss in its latest quarter, while Bebe Stores improved its net loss and announced a licensing deal for China. Aeropostale booked a net loss for the eleventh straight quarter, and Destination XL delivered what it said was an "outstanding" quarte. rDollar General posted increases in earnings and sales, including apparel, Burlington Stores has raised its full-year guidance after returning to profit, and PVH Corp revealed results that beat its expectations, upping its full-year guidance.
Read the full article...


UPDATE: Adidas seeking to resolve footwear supplier dispute
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:55:00 GMT


Sporting goods giant Adidas Group says it has "actively" sought to help resolve a dispute at a subcontractor to one of its Indonesian footwear suppliers, even though it had no active business relationship with the factory when around 1,300 workers were dismissed three years ago.
Read the full article...


The stock-out paradox persists despite ubiquitous data
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:31:00 GMT


Despite living in the 'golden age of data,' with retailers having access to unprecedented levels of information on shopping behaviour and trends, their planning and prediction efforts are still failing to meet consumer demand, a new survey suggests. And the problem seems to be most acute in fashion and footwear.
Read the full article...


US Q2 in brief: Dollar General, Burlington Stores, Destination Maternity
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:29:00 GMT


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. Dollar General posted increases in earnings and sales, including apparel, Burlington Stores has raised its full-year guidance after returning to profit, and PVH Corp revealed results that beat its expectations, upping its full-year guidance. However, Destination Maternity lowered its full-year outlook after swinging to a loss, and Guess saw both earnings and sales fall in the quarter. 
Read the full article...


Shoe brands called to intervene in supplier dispute
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:55:00 GMT


Sporting goods brands Adidas and Mizuno are being urged to intervene and reinstate 1,300 workers who were dismissed from one of their Indonesian footwear suppliers in 2012.
Read the full article...


Gerber launches Mauritius apparel software programme
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:00 GMT


Gerber Technology has established a technical assistance and training programme in Mauritius, aimed at improving the sustained use of premium software solutions for apparel pattern making.
Read the full article...


Interview: The new age of disruption on apparel production
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:13:00 GMT


In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.
Read the full article...


Cherokee inks licensing deal with 5 Horizons
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:06:00 GMT


Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a licensing deal with 5 Horizons Group for its Everyday California brand.
Read the full article...


Billabong first annual profit in four years
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:12:00 GMT


Australian surfwear brand Billabong has booked its first annual profit in four years, with the benefit of its efficiency measures expected to be seen over the course of the next fiscal.
Read the full article...


US Q2 in brief: Guess, PVH Corp, Abercrombie & Fitch, Express
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:29:00 GMT


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. Guess saw both earnings and sales fall in the quarter, while PVH Corp revealed second-quarter results that beat its expectations, upping its full-year guidance. Express also raised its full-year outlook after its profit increased more than threefold, DSW said it remains confident in its direction after earnings grew, and Foot Locker had an "outstanding" quarter with sales, earnings and margins all up.
Read the full article...


US Q2 in brief: PVH Corp, Abercrombie & Fitch, Express, Chico's
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:29:00 GMT


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. PVH Corp revealed second-quarter results that beat its expectations, upping its full-year guidance. Express also raised its full-year outlook after its profit increased more than threefold, DSW said it remains confident in its direction after earnings grew, and Foot Locker had an "outstanding" quarter with sales, earnings and margins all up. However, Chico's reported a 93% profit decline, while Abercrombie & Fitch saw its profit plummet 95%.
Read the full article...


H&M offers $1m grant for sustainable innovations
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:32:00 GMT


Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is looking to encourage sustainable innovation by offering a EUR1m (US$1.1m) grant and access to an innovation accelerator as part of a new global awards programme.
Read the full article...


US Q2 in brief: Abercrombie & Fitch, Express, Chico's, DSW
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:29:00 GMT


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. Express raised its full-year outlook after its profit increased more than threefold, DSW said it remains confident in its direction after earnings grew, and Foot Locker had an "outstanding" quarter with sales, earnings and margins all up. However, Chico's reported a 93% profit decline. 
Read the full article...


US Q2 in brief: Express, Chico's, DSW, The Children's Place
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:29:00 GMT


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. Express raised its full-year outlook after its profit increased more than threefold, DSW said it remains confident in its direction after earnings grew, and Foot Locker had an "outstanding" quarter with sales, earnings and margins all up. However, Chico's reported a 93% profit decline. 
Read the full article...


Interview: Kurt Cavano on "the Uberfication of everything"
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:44:00 GMT


Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and "the Uberfication of everything" are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.
Read the full article...


Nine West buys former Canadian licensee
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:09:00 GMT


Nine West Holdings has acquired the retail and wholesale businesses of its former licensee Sherson Group, which previously held the rights to the Nine West, Anne Klein and Easy Spirit brands in Canada.
Read the full article...


Outdoor Retailer to stay in Salt Lake City through 2018
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:41:00 GMT


Organisers of the Outdoor Retailer trade show have put an end to speculation about a potential change of venue by extending their contracts to remain in Salt Lake City through 2018.
Read the full article...


Luen Thai to continue investment in Vietnam
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:10:00 GMT


Luen Thai Holdings says Vietnam will continue to be the country of choice for apparel manufacturing in the foreseeable future, thanks to prospects associated with the expected passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
Read the full article...


Adidas files trademark suit against Forever 21
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:04:00 GMT


Sportswear giant Adidas has filed a lawsuit against fast fashion chain Forever 21 in the US over infringement of its 'three-stripe' trademark.
Read the full article...


Clothing continues to drive UK retail sales growth
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:48:00 GMT


Clothing remained one of the largest contributors to overall UK retail sales growth in August, as it continued to report strong increases, albeit lower than the prior month.
Read the full article...


US Q2 in brief: Chico's, DSW, The Children's Place, Foot Locker
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:29:00 GMT


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. Chico's reported a 93% decline in profit, DSW said it remains confident in its direction after earnings grew, Foot Locker had an "outstanding" quarter with sales, earnings and margins all up, while The Children's Place saw its net loss widen as sales fell.
Read the full article...


Will Vietnam struggle to exploit impending trade deals?
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:45:00 GMT


Clothing and textile industry specialists have warned just-style that the Vietnam-European Union (EU) free-trade deal struck earlier this month may ease exports, imports and investment - but that Vietnam will be a tough base from which to operate in the impending duty-free era.
Read the full article...


Tianjin explosion "minimal" impact on China garment exports
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:35:00 GMT


The Chinese clothing export sector would have suffered more if the powerful explosions that ripped through a storage facility at Tianjin Port earlier this month had occurred in more southerly ports in the country, according to a specialist in China's garment industry.
Read the full article...


UK sportswear market to surpass $8bn by 2019
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:59:00 GMT


The UK market for sportswear is expected to witness considerable growth over the next five years to surpass GBP8bn (US$12.5bn) as the trend for athleisure rockets, a new reports has forecast.
Read the full article...


Lenzing reports higher H1 sales and earnings
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:58:00 GMT


Lenzing has booked higher first-half earnings and sales but warned on the economic situation in China and exchange rate fluctuations for the remainder of the year.
Read the full article...


US Q2 in brief: DSW, The Children's Place, Foot Locker
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:29:00 GMT


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. DSW said it remains confident in its direction after earnings grew, Foot Locker had an "outstanding" quarter with sales, earnings and margins all up, while The Children's Place saw its net loss widen as sales fell, and Hibbett Sports lowered its full-year guidance on lower sales.
Read the full article...


China market woes could hit consumer spending
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:19:00 GMT


Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China could deliver a tough blow to several specialty retail and apparel companies - with the biggest risks including China revenue exposure and a potentially slower economy driving lower consumer spending, one analyst has suggested.
Read the full article...


Yuan devaluation offers mixed fortunes for garment firms
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:30:00 GMT


Apparel industry executives are playing down the potential impact of the decision by China's central bank to reduce the value of the yuan to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years.
Read the full article...


Pacific Brands looks to develop lean supply chain
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:42:00 GMT


Australian apparel group Pacific Brands has said it will develop a sustainable, lean global supply chain and mitigate the impact of foreign exchange on its margins after narrowing its full-year loss.
Read the full article...


Charles Vögele "on track" despite wider H1 loss
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:16:00 GMT


Swiss fashion retailer Charles Vögele has said its transformation remains on track despite seeing its first-half loss more than doubled, hurt by currency headwinds.
Read the full article...


Unions call for Argentine textile sector improvements
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:43:00 GMT


Five textile industry unions have joined forces to call for better legislation and collective bargaining to improve "precarious" work conditions in Argentina's textile sector.
Read the full article...


UK consumers choose quality over price for back-to-school
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:45:00 GMT


UK consumers are putting product quality ahead of low prices and convenience when it comes to shopping for back-to-school items, an analyst survey has revealed.
Read the full article...


Belk acquired by Sycamore Partners
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:31:00 GMT


US fashion department store retailer Belk has entered into a merger agreement with private equity firm Sycamore Partners in a deal worth US$3bn.
Read the full article...


IN THE MONEY: Gap bullish on China growth opportunities
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:13:00 GMT


US retail giant Gap Inc has said it remains bullish on its long-term growth prospects in China despite the yuan deflation, while also revealing it is on track with its strategic restructuring.
Read the full article...


Global news roundup
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:16:00 GMT


The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.
Read the full article...


China devaluation: what's the big deal?
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:21:00 GMT


Why the fuss about China's yuan devaluation earlier this month? While pretty trivial by the standards of the past 50 years, it has managed to raise all sorts of hackles, writes Mike Flanagan.
Read the full article...


Ascena completes Ann Inc takeover
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:52:00 GMT


Ascena Retail Group has completed its acquisition of Ann Inc, owner of the Ann Taylor, Loft, and Lou & Grey brands, making it one of North America's largest apparel retailers.
Read the full article...


UK innovation spend lagging behind competitors
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:31:00 GMT


The ambition by UK manufacturers to innovate needs to be matched by government if it is to ensure the country continues to compete on the global stage, new research has shown.
Read the full article...


Promotions to push last-minute back-to-school shopping
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:50:00 GMT


As the all-important back-to-school shopping season nears to a close, retailers are set to launch hard-to-miss promotions in a last push for sales.
Read the full article...


G-Star eyes expansion into Malaysia and Vietnam
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:57:00 GMT


Denim giant G-Star Raw says it is eyeing Malaysia and Vietnam as potential new markets as part of its Asia expansion plans, and following a recent move into India.
Read the full article...


Madewell recalls 50,600 sandals over fall hazard
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:08:00 GMT


Clothing business Madewell has recalled some 50,600 women's sandals due to a potential falling hazard from the metal shank dislodging and breaking through the bottom of the outsole.
Read the full article...


Gerry Weber to slow domestic expansion
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:09:00 GMT


German fashion house Gerry Weber is to slow down its domestic expansion plans, two months after revealing a fall in first-half revenues.
Read the full article...


Millennials to separate apparel retail winners and losers
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:09:00 GMT


Millennial consumers are coming of age, with UK forecasts suggesting their spending on fashion over the next five years will grow at double the rate of apparel spend overall. Which means retailers need to have a strong digital presence and sophisticated product delivery in order to benefit, according to new research.
Read the full article...



Textile Archive


Scuba Diving Apparel

Apparel, Shoes & Accessories

Home  |  Fashion & Apparel  |  Jewelry & Watches  |  Textile  |  Shopping

 RSS  |  Fashion & Apparel RSS  |  Jewelry & Watches RSS  |  Textile RSS  |  Shopping RSS

Copyright © 2007 - 2015 ApparelNStuff.com